Friday, March 26, 1999 Published at 10:02 GMT
Bombing to continue 'night after night'
Harrier crews returned safely from Thursday's attacks
His comments - which are in line with Nato's stated objectives - came as more US Air Force B-52 bombers took off from RAF Fairford, in Gloucestershire, on Friday morning.
In another strongly worded attack on the Serbian president, Mr Robertson also denied that calls from the Italian prime minister for renewed dialogue suggested that the Nato alliance was coming apart.
He said two villages in north eastern Albania were shelled and a town in Kosovo was surrounded, trapping the population, who were then shelled.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has also promised that attacks will continue while Yugoslavia remains defiant over Kosovo.
Ahead of a nationwide broadcast, he stressed the need for military action.
"If we walk away from Kosovo and the plight of its people, it would be a betrayal of everything this nation stands for at its best," he told the Wales Labour Party Conference.
British military sources the mission against Serb targets had been "successful".
More Tomahawk cruise missiles were also fired from warships in the Adriatic, with reports suggesting a much greater number were used than in the first wave of bombing.
A BBC correspondent at the Italian base, Jonathan Charles, said the Harrier crews were more confident of having completed a successful bombing mission, following abortive raids on Wednesday night.
'Another substantive strike'
The fresh strikes were confirmed by US defence spokesman Ken Bacon.
Before the renewed strikes began, RAF pilots at the Italian base revealed why they suddenly halted Wednesday's first bombing mission.
Six Harriers took part in the first round of air strikes, but only one dropped a bomb, which fell short of its target. The others turned back to the base with their bombs still on board.
One of the pilots, who did not wish to be named, said the mission was aborted to avoid unnecessary casualties.
"If we can't hit the target we do not want to start slinging our bombs around and creating collateral damage," he said.